Kit McBride knows that Buck’s Creek, Montana, is no place to find a wife. Between him and his three brothers–plus little Junebug–they manage all right on their own, thank you very much. But unbeknownst to Kit, his sister is sick to death of cleaning, cooking, and mending for her big brothers, so she places an ad in The Matrimonial News to get them hitched.
After Maddy Mooney emigrated from Ireland, she found employment with an eccentric but poor widow. When her mistress decides to answer an ad for a mail-order bride, Maddy is dragged along for the ride to Montana. But en route to the West, Maddy is suddenly abandoned and left to assume the widow’s name, position, and matrimonial prospects….
With no other recourse in the wilderness, Maddy must convince Kit not only is she who she says she is, but she’s the wife he never knew he needed.
Title: Kit McBride Gets a Wife (The McBrides of Montana, #1)
Author: Amy Barry
Publication Date: August 23, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction
This book! It came out of nowhere and made me fall in love with it. When reading historical fiction, I generally only read regency-era romances so this one was a little out of my usual wheelhouse. But I’m so glad I took the plunge!
This book was way funnier than I thought it would be. Junebug, the youngest sister of the McBride brothers had a pov every so often and her words were hilarious. The way she saw life and thought about people was so entertaining and lively. I really hope she gets her own happily ever after at the end of this series. And her meddling…top notch.
For some reason, I was getting a lot of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers vibes from this book. It takes place in the wild west, there are single brothers not looking for a wife but who end up with one. It’s snowy in the winter. Lots of aspects here that made me think of Seven Brothers.
Kit and Maddy were sooooooo cute. They were both not really looking for each other, or love, but they couldn’t help the chemistry between each other. They were made for each other and every little interaction they shared showed it. They were well and truly “kicked in the head.”
A couple of things that could have been done better, but that are really not even a critique. One, it took some time to build up to plot because we received a lot of backstory about the characters. I’m guessing this is because it’s book one and it’s a historical world that has to be explained a bit. I can see the why behind it, but I still wish we could have jumped into things a little sooner.
Two, I wish I could have seen a little more interaction between Kit and Maddy. They had some really sweet and tender moments and I wanted more of them. But I so appreciate and love the ones the book did give.
Overall, this is one of my favorites books of 2023 and I’m beyond excited for Morgan’s story. Junebug has her hands full trying to get all her brothers wives and I’m here for it.